It was great to train with Mr Ziggy today. He is performing well with all his skills and continues to progress each session. Keep up the great work.
It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.
Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!
"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Sit||Comment: In his first session, Ziggy focused on learning door manners around the Pet Retreat facility. We focused on this skill to stop him from rushing and pushing through doors. The trainer initially put Ziggy into a sit or drop before opening a door, Ziggy would remain in the position until released, despite the door being opened. After several repetitions, the trainer began to give Ziggy no verbal cues to see his response. Ziggy continued to stand calmly or offer a behaviour such as sit or drop before the training released him with ' Let’s go’ allowing him to walk through the door. The trainer was very impressed with his performance. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home.||Focus: Obedience||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Ziggy focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with duration under distractions. These distractions included multiple dogs and people in the classroom, as well as a box of balls and toys being thrown around the room. Ziggy initially broke drop when the balls began to move towards him. However, with some guidance he began to remain in the drop despite distractions. We suggest continuing to push him at home with distractions in drop.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In his final session, Ziggy focused on further developing his skill 'hanky'. We focused on this skill to build engagement. Ziggy performed well, he interacted with the hanky straight away, touching it with his nose. With some guidance and patience, he quickly began to open his mouth onto the hanky. Next time would like to see Ziggy beginning to tug on the hanky.||Focus: Foundation||B|
We recommend your next step should be…
A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.
X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.